1) Program introduction and get to know your Teacher.
Here is where it all starts! You will get a quick overview of what the program is about and you will get to know a little about your new Instructor.
2) Tell us about yourself.
Now we want to know a little about you!
You will have 1 minute to tell us about yourself.
Anything you want to share with us! Remember your first impression is very important!!!
Now that we have gotten to know each other, its time to start the registration process. As a medical student you will use several portals during your studies which are all designed to facilitate learning and help you reach your goal.
The first thing you will need to do is fill out this student registration form.
You will be required to fill out a daily attendance log as you arrive to class on a daily basis. This is how your attendance will be documented and you will receive daily notifications of your attendance.
In ancient times, the belief that disease and illness were caused by demons and evil spirits resulted in treatment being directed toward eliminating the evil spirits.
The most rapid advances in health care occurred during the 20th century. The potential for even greater advances exists for the 21st century.
As knowledge evolved through the centuries, and disease-producing organisms were discovered, treatment was directed toward eliminating the organisms.
PRIVATE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Today, health care systems include the many agencies, facilities, and personnel involved in the delivery of health care. According to government statistics, health care is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the United States. This industry employs over 10 million
workers in over 200 different health careers. It attracts people with a wide range of educational backgrounds because it offers multiple career options.
Hospitals are one of the major types of health care facilities. They vary in size and types of service provided. Some hospitals are small and serve the basic needs of a community; others are large, complex centers offering a wide range of services including diagnosis, treatment, education, and research.
Some hospitals are general hospitals treating a wide range of conditions, but others are specialty hospitals caring for only special conditions or age groups.
Other hospitals include Veterans Administration hospitals (which provide care for veterans), state psychiatric hospitals, and state rehabilitation centers. University or college medical centers provide hospital services along with research and education. They can be funded by private and/or governmental sources. In any type of hospital facility, a wide range of trained health workers is needed at all levels.
Long-term care facilities (LTCs or LTCFs): facilities that provide 24 hour assistance and care for elderly patients. Patients in long term care facilities are usually called Residents. However, they also provide care for individuals with disabilities or handicaps and individuals with chronic or long- term illness.
Some facilities are called nursing homes or geriatric homes. The term Geriatric means people who are in the third stage of life. These are designed to provide basic physical and emotional care to individuals who can no longer care for themselves. The facilities help individuals with activities of daily living (ADLs) which are basic daily activities such as eating, walking, bathing and grooming.
Medical offices range from offices that are privately owned by one Provider to large complexes that operate as corporations and employ many Providers and other health care professionals. A Provider is another name for
Doctor, as in Healthcare Provider. Medical services obtained in these facilities can include diagnosis which is determining the nature of an illness, treatment, examination, basic laboratory testing, minor surgery, and other similar care.
Some Providers treat a wide variety of illnesses and age groups, but others specialize in and handle only certain age groups or conditions. Examples of specialities includepediatrics, the care of infants and children, cardiology the field that focuses on diseases and disorders of the heart, and obstetrics which is the care of the pregnant female.
Home health care agencies are companies designed to provide care in a patient's home. The services of these agencies are frequently used by the elderly and disabled. Examples of such services include nursing
care, personal care, therapy (physical, occupational, speech, respiratory, etc.), and homemaking (food preparation, clean- ing, etc.). Health departments, hospitals, private agencies, government agencies, and nonprofit or volunteer groups can offer home care services.
Hospice agencies are facilities that provide care for terminally ill persons with life expectancies of 6 months or less. Care can be provided in the person's home or in a hospice facility. Care is directed toward allowing the person to die with dignity and in comfort. Psychological, social, spiritual, and financial counseling are provided for both the patient and the family.
Ok so now that we have covered the lesson on the history of Healthcare, lets revise the new terms we leaned on the following quiz.